The family of Marrio Moore, a man who was beaten to death and buried without their knowledge, is saying that police never contacted them about the incident. The family is now demanding answers from police, who are investigating the case.
Moore was found dead on February 2, 2023, but his family was not notified until October 10, 2023. The family says that they were never contacted by police, and that they only found out about Moore’s death when they saw a news report about the case.
“We were never contacted by police,” said Moore’s sister, Marquita Moore. “We had no idea what happened to him.”
Moore’s family is now demanding answers from police. They want to know why they were not notified about Moore’s death, and why it took police so long to identify him.
“We want to know why they didn’t contact us,” said Marquita Moore. “We want to know why they didn’t tell us what happened to him.”
Police are investigating the case, but they have not released any information about the circumstances of Moore’s death. They are also not saying why they did not contact Moore’s family.
The case is raising concerns about the Jackson Police Department’s handling of missing persons cases. This is the second time in recent months that a body has been found buried in a pauper’s grave without the family’s knowledge.
In August, the family of Dexter Wade was found buried in a pauper’s grave after he was killed in a hit-and-run accident in March. Wade’s family was not notified about his death until August.
The Jackson Police Department is facing scrutiny for its handling of both cases. The department is under investigation by the FBI and the Department of Justice for its handling of missing persons cases.
The family of Marrio Moore is calling for justice. They want to know who killed their brother, and why police did not contact them about his death.
“We want justice for Marrio,” said Marquita Moore. “We want to know who did this to him, and we want them to be held accountable.”
Marrio Moore’s family is not alone
Many families of missing persons have had similar experiences. They have been left in the dark by police, and they have had to fight for answers.
In 2021, the National Crime Information Center reported that there were 824,182 missing persons cases in the United States. Of those cases, 19,130 were under the age of 18.
The families of missing persons often face a long and difficult journey. They have to deal with the pain of not knowing what happened to their loved ones, and they often have to fight for answers from police.
If you are the family member of a missing person, there are resources available to help you. You can contact the National Crime Information Center at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678). You can also contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.